Week 2 – #41 Shutter Speed of 1/40th second

Yes, I am a little behind.  It is tough with a nice trip coming up that should afford me lots of new material for blogs etc, I am struggling with using a theme that might have a completely different twist from my trip.  Oh well. Hang with me, I will do all 52 weeks eventually.
With all the media coverage and there will be thousands of photographs of the actual solar eclipse, I thought I would share mine. Unlike many people, I did not drive to a place for totality.  After seeing the traffic on tv and the possibility of clouds, I am glad I stayed home.  Nor did I buy glasses nor a filter for my camera with only 80% coverage where I live, it didn’t seem worth it.
Here is my take on the solar eclipse of Aug 21 at home on my driveway.  Using the dabbling of the sunlight through the leaves of my palm trees, the eclipse made little crescents on the ground.   Using a tripod, I was able to get the shutter speed down to 1/40th.
Now come Aug 2045, if I am still here, it will be a total solar eclipse here.  So maybe I will try then.  (stop laughing).

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Week 1 – #36 Seasonal Showers / Inclement Weather

Well how fitting, I have not been able to go out and photograph something as I have been running around all week.  For it to rain today so I could take a seasonal shower (with lots of lightning) image to start this new year of photo challenges.  Not exactly what I had in mind but you roll with the punches.

From my front door – it was raining hard enough for the droplets to bounce on the driveway and road.

Week 47 – #26 Prohibited

For Prohibited, I submit photos of the Sanibel fishing houses, which in some’s view should not exist.  What I mean, is that regulations were passed that said you could not build them, and these could not be sold or could not be rebuilt if anything would happen to them.  And of course, hurricane Charlie happened, and of course, the owners started to rebuild. The resulting lawsuit, resulted in the owners winning because of how the law was written.  The building structure might have been gone but the expense of sinking the pylons was the greatest part and since those still existed, the majority of the value was still there, thus allowing the owners to still maintain these fishing houses and rebuild them.  But the state is watching..

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Week 46 – #36 Stitched Together

This theme, I am using just 4 photos of gowns from Leigh Ann Brown’s “Portrait of a Bride, an Evolving Silhouette”  presentation to the Valencia Lakes Women’s Club covering wedding gowns from 1879 to present.  I picked the older gowns as these might not be something you would have seen before.  This was a very well detailed presentation on how women’s fashion changed with the times including the impact of war and financial changes.  Some of these were from a time when you stitched your own gown.

 If you get to see Leigh Ann’s presentation – go, it was something to see.